“Sue-Jay-Ah” // “Day-Vee”

IMG_9302-3The name ‘Sujaya Devi’ originated in Nepal and translates to “glorious victory or triumph.” Sujaya is a second generation Canadian whose roots return to Trinidad and Tobago, India, and Nepal. Sujaya has been a ‘Sauga City kid from the beginning and loves The Neighbourhood.  

Sujaya is currently a design research team lead at the University of Toronto’s Innovation Hub where she implements design thinking methods to gain insights on student perspectives. Her team is now working in collaboration with the Division of Student Life to support their Strategic Planning Process. She also works at University College at the University of Toronto as a library assistant. Sujaya was previously an instructor at Sheridan College’s Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design where she taught Design Technology in the Media Fundamentals program.

Sujaya continues to study in the Master of Information program specializing in Culture and Technology studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information. In her spare time she enjoys capturing photos through her unique style that plays with light, colour, and shadows. She’s also writing and rewriting her second book which is a collection of poems.

From 2016 to 2017, Sujaya worked non-profit as the President and Executive Director of the student media group: University of Toronto Mississauga Television, or @UTMTV. She helped students develop their photography and videography skills through on-site training and classroom tutorials. Sujaya graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelors of Arts degree. She double majored in the Professional Writing and the Communications, Culture, and Information Technology programs at the Mississauga campus. Sujaya also graduated from Sheridan College with a certificate in digital communications and worked at Sheridan College following her graduation as a teaching assistant for the ICCIT program in design fundamentals.

Sujaya is passionate about equity and empathy. She hopes her work creates positive change.

Sujaya is deist, feminist, vegetarian, and yet calm? (She’s an ambivert.)

Sujaya continues to write (left).